Astrid and Sture Lindgren’s daughter Karin was born on the 21st of May 1934. She grew up in their flat on Dalagatan 46 in Stockholm. After leaving school she studied languages and the history of literature at Stockholm University and since then has worked as a literary translator from English, French, German, Danish and Norwegian into Swedish. She has also written two books for children: Jag kan köra alla bilar (1965) and Jag kan laga alla bilar (1971), illustrated by Ylva Källström and Tord Nygren.
Since 1958 Karin has been married to Carl Olof Nyman who, at the time of Astrid Lindgren’s death, was in charge of the family-owned companies that controlled the rights to Astrid Lindgren’s work. Karin Nyman has played a pivotal role and contributed important knowledge to all kinds of material documenting Astrid Lindgren’s life and work. Karin and Carl Olof Nyman have four children.